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64 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 7 (Revised)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanChaputCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDawsonDemersDowneDoyleDyckEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGersteinGreeneHervieux-PayetteHousakosHubleyJohnsonJoyalLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPlettPoirierRaineRinguetteSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWattWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanChaputCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDawson*DayDemersDowneDoyleDyckEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGersteinGreeneHervieux-PayetteHousakosHubleyJohnsonJoyal*KennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPlettPoirierRaineRinguette*RivardSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWatt*WellsWhite

The first list records senators present in the Senate Chamber during the course of the sitting.

An asterisk in the second list indicates a senator who, while not present during the sitting, was in attendance to business, as defined in subsections 8(2) and (3) of the Senators Attendance Policy.

PRAYERS

The Senate observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan on January 22, 2016 and the Burkina Faso terrorist attack on January 15, 2016.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

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Pursuant to rule 13-3(4), the Honourable Senator Wallace gave notice that he would raise a question of privilege concerning the second report of the Committee of Selection.

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Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

The Fall 2015 Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 23(5).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-76.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Lang tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 1/42-77S):

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
412

SUBTOTAL $ 412







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
3,128

SUBTOTAL $ 3,128







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
13,620

SUBTOTAL $ 13,620





TOTAL $ 17,160




2. With respect to its special study on Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities, authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Ottawa
0

Witness Expenses
1,442

SUBTOTAL $ 1,442







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0





TOTAL $ 1,442




3. With respect to its special study on the status of Canada’s international security and defence relations, including but not limited to, relations with the United States, NATO, and NORAD, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, December 12, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Colorado Springs, Colorado
27,695

Witness Expenses
5,428

SUBTOTAL $ 33,124







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Washington (Cancelled)
0

Witness Expenses
4,959

SUBTOTAL $ 4,959








TOTAL $ 38,083




4. With respect to its special study on the policies, practices, and collaborative efforts of Canada Border Services Agency in determining admissibility to Canada and removal of inadmissible individuals, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, December 12, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Ottawa
330

Witness Expenses
1,041

SUBTOTAL $ 1,371







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0





TOTAL $ 1,371




5. With respect to its special study on security threats facing Canada, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, June 19, 2014:

2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Toronto
11,833

Witness Expenses
13,796

SUBTOTAL $ 25,629







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
2,310

SUBTOTAL $ 2,310








TOTAL $ 27,939




6. With respect to its special study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families, authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
195

SUBTOTAL $ 195







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
408

SUBTOTAL $ 408







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0





TOTAL $ 603




This order of reference was delegated to the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs on Monday, December 2, 2013. During this study the subcommittee held 8 meetings(8 hours) and heard 10 witnesses.

7. With respect to its special study on the medical, social, and operational impacts of mental health issues affecting serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces, including operational stress injuries (OSIs) such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), authorized by the Senate on Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Ottawa Canadian Forces Health Services Centre

0

Activity 2: Ottawa Veterans Affairs Operational Stress Injury Clinic

0

Activity 3: Petawawa Integrated Personnel Support Centre
0

Activity 4: Winnipeg Deer Lodge OSI Clinic
0

Activity 5: Quebec DND and VAC Clinics
0

Witness Expenses
3,374

SUBTOTAL $ 3,374







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
256

SUBTOTAL $ 256





TOTAL $ 3,630




This order of reference was delegated to the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs on Monday, April 28, 2014. During this study the subcommittee held 14 meetings(13 hours) and heard 24 witnesses.

In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $23.40.

During the session, your committee held 62 meetings (122 hours), heard 233 witnesses and submitted 18 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 4 bills (C-27, C-44, C-51, and S-222) and received a total of 14 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

DANIEL LANG

Chair

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The Honourable Senator Dawson tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 1/42-78S):

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
3,301

SUBTOTAL $ 3,301







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
1,469

SUBTOTAL $ 1,469





TOTAL $ 4,770




2. With respect to its examination and consideration of the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in relation to the changing environment of broadcasting and communications:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Winnipeg, Edmonton and Yellowknife
31,455

Witness Expenses
1,924

SUBTOTAL $ 33,379







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Halifax and Quebec City
35,666

Toronto
21,744

Montreal
16,006

London, UK
55,256

Winnipeg, Edmonton and Yellowknife (2013-2014)
1,398

Witness Expenses
9,175

SUBTOTAL $ 139,245







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0





TOTAL $ 172,624




During the session, your committee held 66 meetings (94 hours and 33 minutes), heard 199 witnesses and submitted 14 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 4 bills (S-4, C-3, C-52, C-627) and received a total of 9 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

DENNIS DAWSON

Chair

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The Honourable Senator Housakos, Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, tabled the first report of the committee (Financial Statements of the Senate of Canada for the year ended March 31, 2015).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-79S.

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., introduced Bill S-216, An Act to provide the means to rationalize the governance of Canadian public corporations.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Tabling of Petitions

The Honourable Senator Moore tabled the following petition:

Of Residents of British Columbia concerning Bill S-203.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-80S.

SPEAKER'S RULING

I am ready to rule on the question of privilege raised by the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette on December 8, 2015. The senator’s complaint dealt with alleged leaks of information from the report of the Auditor General on senators’ expenses before it was tabled in this place.  Senator Hervieux-Payette initially raised the issue on June 9, 2015, as a question of privilege, which was found to have prima facie merit.  The issue was then referred to the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament for study. However, the committee did not present a report on the matter prior to the dissolution of the 41st Parliament.

It is not unprecedented to have a question of privilege brought back from a previous session, and, in keeping with practice in such cases, I have reviewed all the arguments that were raised on this issue.

As senators know, the report tabled on June 9, 2015 was the result of an audit undertaken at the request of the Senate, and there was every expectation that the report would be provided to the Speaker and tabled in the Senate before being made public.  It was, therefore, in many ways analogous to a committee report – the Senate should be the first to receive the results of the work it requests.

The leaks that started the first week of June 2015, of which we are all aware, violated the confidential framework within which the audit was undertaken.  Let me also note that the leaks put a number of senators in an extremely awkward situation, facing questions about details of a document that was not yet before the Senate and not yet public.  That was not right.

To be treated under the special provisions of Chapter 13 of the Rules, a question of privilege must meet the four criteria outlined in rule 13-2(1). 

First, it must “be raised at the earliest opportunity.”  As I stated in my ruling on a point of order on December 8, 2015, our rules and practices do not provide for the automatic revival of questions of privilege in a subsequent session.  The matter must be raised again in the new session. The first two sitting days of the 42nd Parliament, December 3rd and 4th, were devoted to the traditional ceremonies and procedures related to the opening of a new Parliament. As such, Senator Hervieux-Payette followed the process correctly, as it stands now, and acted as expeditiously as possible.

Let me again note, however, that, if honourable senators believe that there could be a better, more efficient process for dealing with outstanding questions of privilege, it is within the powers of this body to develop some other mechanism.  This could perhaps be through a recommendation from the Rules committee. Any possible changes are in the hands of honourable senators.  

The second criterion is that the question of privilege must “be a matter that directly concerns the privileges of the Senate, any of its committees or any Senator.”  As already explained, the audit was undertaken at the request of the Senate, and there was every expectation that the Senate would be the first to receive the resulting report.  It should also be noted that the leaks were of a report dealing with sensitive information related to individual senators.  Just as the Senate considers the leak of committee reports to be a serious matter, the leak of this audit report, I believe, satisfies the second criterion.

Third, the question of privilege must “be raised to correct a grave and serious breach.”  The answer in this case flows from that given to the second question.  The Senate should have received the audit report first, and so this third criterion has been met.

Finally, the question of privilege must “be raised to seek a genuine remedy that the Senate has the power to provide and for which no other parliamentary process is reasonably available.”  Senator Hervieux-Payette has indicated that she is prepared to move an appropriate motion, and, given the serious impact of such a leak, that is a reasonable approach.

At this stage of the process the Speaker determines whether the question of privilege seems, at first appearance, to have a reasonable basis.  This gives the senator who raised the matter the chance to move a motion, on which the Senate itself will make a decision.

On June 5, 2015, towards the end of the last Parliament, it was determined that a prima facie case of privilege had been established in relation to the leaks of the report in question. It is my opinion that, for the reasons outlined here, there is a reasonable concern that the leaks surrounding the release of the audit report may have breached the privileges and rights of the Senate as an institution and those of individual senators. Consequently, I have reached the same determination that was reached last June.  A prima faciequestion of privilege has been established, and, pursuant to rule 13-6(1), Senator Hervieux-Payette can move her motion at this time.  Debate will, however, only begin at the earlier of 8 p.m. or the end of the Orders of the Day.

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The Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser:

That this case of privilege, relating to the leaks of the Auditor General’s report on the audit of the Senate, be referred to the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament for an independent inquiry be ordered and a report publicly released without delay.

Pursuant to rule 13-6(2), consideration of the motion shall start when the Senate has completed consideration of the Orders of the Day or no later than 8 p.m. today.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General of Canada:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty’s most loyal and dutiful subjects, the Senate of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 15 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 6, 9 and 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Order No. 1 was called and postponed until the next sitting.


Order No. 25 (non-government motion relating to a case of privilege by Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C.) was called and postponed until the next sitting.

SPEAKER'S STATEMENT

Before recognizing Senator Wallace, let me remind honourable senators of rule 2-5(1), which reads as follows:

The Speaker shall hear arguments before ruling on a point of order or a question of privilege. When the Speaker has heard sufficient argument to reach a decision, a ruling may be made immediately or the matter may be taken under advisement. The Senate shall then resume consideration of the item of interrupted business or proceed to the next item, as the circumstances warrant.

This means that the rules that generally govern debate are placed in abeyance when the Senate is dealing with a question of privilege or a point of order.  This includes the provisions regarding speaking times and the number of times a senator may speak.  These matters remain at the sole discretion of the Speaker.  The Speaker also determines when sufficient arguments have been heard, and can then end the discussion.  

I would also like to remind senators that  there is no right of reply.  While my predecessors have, before concluding consideration of a question of privilege or point of order, sometimes returned to the senator who initiated the matter, this remains at the discretion of the Speaker. 

QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE

Pursuant to rule 13-5(1), the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the question of privilege of the Honourable Senator Wallace concerning the second report of the Committee of Selection.

After debate,

The Speaker reserved his decision.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene :

That the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be authorized to examine and report on the increasing incidence of obesity in Canada: causes, consequences and the way forward, including but not limited to:

(a) food consumption trends;

(b) specific elements of diet;

(c) the processed food industry;

(d) lifestyle;

(e) provincial and federal initiatives; and,

(f) international best practices.

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the committee on this subject during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament be referred to the committee; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than March 31, 2016 and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

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The Honourable Senator Raine moved, for the Honourable Senator Lang, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be authorized to examine and report on Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and the work accomplished by the committee on this subject during the Fortieth Parliament and the Forty-first Parliament be referred to the committee; and

That the committee report to the Senate no later than December 31, 2017, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

(Accordingly, at 5:09 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)


DOCUMENTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO RULE 14-1(7)

Report of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11,sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-34.

Report of the Canada Lands Company Limited, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11,sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-35.

Report of the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Deparment of Public Works and Government Services Act, S.C. 1996,c. 16,s. 22.3.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-36.

Reports of the Department of Public Works and Government Services for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-37.

Reports of Defence Construction (1951) Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-38.

Reports of the Canada Lands Company Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-39.

Reports of Shared Services Canada, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-40.

Reports by Federal Authorities with Obligations under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Act, 2012, S.C. 2012,c. 19,s. 52 “71(2)”.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-41.

Report of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency on the administration and enforcement of the Pest Control Products Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2002,c. 28, sbs. 80(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-42.

Reports of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-43.

Copy of the Directive to the Canada Lands Company Limited and Defence Construction Canada regarding travel, hospitality, conference and event expenditures policies (P.C. 2015-1113), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11, sbs. 89(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-44.

Report on the Witness Protection Program by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Witness Protection Program Act, S.C. 1996,c. 15, sbs. 16(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-45.

Report of the administration of the Firearms Act for the year 2014, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 1995,c. 39,sbs. 93(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-46.

Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of British Columbia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. R-10, sbs. 20(5).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-47.

Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. R-10,s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-48.

Report on the use of electronic surveillance for the year 2014, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 195(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-49.

Report of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. R-10, s. 45.34.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-50.

Report of the National DNA Data Bank of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the DNA Identification Act, S.C. 1998, c. 37,sbs. 13.1(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-51.

Report on the administration of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act for the year 2014, pursuant to the e Act, S.C. 1992,c. 52,s. 28.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-52.

Reports of the Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-53.

Actuarial Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the Canada Student Loans Program dated July 31, 2014, pursuant to the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c. 28, s. 19.1.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-54.

Reports of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-55.

Reports of the Canada Industrial Relations Board for the period of April 1 to October 31, 2014, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-56.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2015-812 dated June 11, 2015, concerning the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to Ebola Virus Disease in Canada Order (No. 3), pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005,c. 20,sbs. 61(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-57.

Report of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Physical Activity and Sport Act, 2003, c. 2,sbs. 33(5).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-58.

Reports of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-59.

Reports of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-60.

Reports of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-61.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2015-2016 to 2019-2020 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2015-2016 to 2019-2020 of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11,sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-62.

Actuarial Report (including cost certificate) on the Pension Plan for the Public Service of Canada, as at March 31, 2014, and certification of assets of the Pension Plan, pursuant to the Public Pension Reporting Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 13 (2nd Supp.),sbs. 9(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-63.

Report (including certification of assets) on the Public Service Death Benefit Account as at March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R.S. C. 1985,c. P-36,sbs. 59(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-64.

Audit Report for the Office of the Auditor General for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-17,sbs. 21(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-65.

Report on the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005,c. 46, sbs. 38.1(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-66.

Reports of Status of Women Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-67.

Report of Canada Revenue Agency, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Canada Revenue Agency Act, S.C. 1999, c. 17,sbs. 88(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-68.

Report of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2015, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11,sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-69.

Reports of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-70.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2015-1276 dated December 11, 2015, concerning the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to Ebola Virus Disease in Canada Order (No. 4), pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005,c. 20, sbs. 61(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-71.

Reports of the Department of Employment and Social Development for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-72.

Reports of the Parc Downsview Park Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-73.

Reports of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-74.

Reports of the Canada Lands Company CLC Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-75.

Departmental Performance Reports for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Canadian Polar Commission

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Economic Development Agency
for Quebec Regions

Canada Revenue Agency

Canada School of Public Service

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Grain Commission

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
(CanNor)

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission

Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Transportation Agency

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Copyright Board Canada

Correctional Service Canada

Courts Administration Service

Department of Finance Canada

Department of Justice Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

Environment Canada

Federal Economic Development Agency for
Southern Ontario

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre
of Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Health Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Industry Canada

Infrastructure Canada

Library and Archives Canada

Military Grievances External Review Committee

Military Police Complaints Commission
of Canada

National Battlefields Commission

National Defence

National Energy Board

National Film Board

National Research Council of Canada

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
of Canada

Northern Pipeline Agency Canada

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner

Office of the Correctional Investigator

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Parks Canada

Parole Board of Canada

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada

Privy Council Office

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Public Safety Canada

Public Service Commission of Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

RCMP External Review Committee

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Security Intelligence Review Committee

Shared Services Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Statistics Canada

Status of Women Canada

Supreme Court of Canada

Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Western Economic Diversification Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-81.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Wells was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Black was added to the membership (December 10, 2015).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Martin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (January 14, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (January 13, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Downe replaced the Honourable Senator Cowan (January 13, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Mercer (January 13, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (January 13, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (January 13, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (January 12, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Mercer replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (January 12, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cowan replaced the Honourable Senator Downe (January 11, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (January 11, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (December 10, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (December 10, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (December 10, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (December 8, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Day (November 6, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (November 5, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Day replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (November 3, 2015).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (January 7, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (December 10, 2015).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Wells was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

The Honourable Senator Martin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Martin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Cowan (December 10, 2015).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (January 25, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (January 14, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (January 14, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (January 7, 2016).